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Hello friends,

Yesterday morning, my father passed away very unexpectedly. I was visiting my home at the time. I was very close to him.
My life will start change in so many ways, now that I've lost but the way that it will start to hurt us first when we need some time to mourn is that money will run out. My father supported all of us because he had a very good job, and he was planning on working for a few more years. A lot of supporting myself and my family will fall to me now, but my brother and I are still full time students, and we cannot get jobs yet. The price of living in Boston is very high, and I only have rent money saved up for five more months in my apartment. My program at school lasts longer than that, and this is all very scary for me. I feel terrible asking for money at a time like this, but I know that keeping our life steady and being able to pay bills and afford meals is important.
It would give me some comfort if anyone could contribute to my Patreon:
www.patreon.com/Dawnfire
If you sign up for rewards, you will of course get cute drawings from me as thanks, on the schedule listed there. Even a dollar will help us, if you can contribute that. Donations would be most appreciated. I want to make things less scary for my family as we figure out what to do now. (edit: Some people have asked for my paypal instead, and the email is rubydragon_kh@yahoo.com.)
Once again, I feel bad for sticking this plug for money in here but we're going to be in financial trouble soon and I'm just trying to be as logical and helpful about this transition as I can be.

I truly appreciate all of your comments and well wishes for my family.

Thank you,
:iconcelebi-yoshi:

edit: thank you so much for the support I've received so far. I'm really just so touched. I am so thankful to be a part of this community.

one other small note: as much as I appreciate the fact that some people are trying to support me with commissions, I'm unable to take any right now--if I had the time to spare of course I would love to (and I would also be trying to take a job as well)--my goal in the short term is to finish my education, as my family would want for me to do; I only have one more semester. When I am able to take commissions again I will certainly let everyone know.
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:iconcottoncandycannon:
Cottoncandycannon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly what that feels like. I got through it and you will too.
My condolences,
I.C.
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Nessanee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm so sorry for your loss...I hope you're family triumphs over this situation. 
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:iconponyprincesscadence:
ponyprincesscadence Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Soo sad😭
Really this must be the most roughest of times for u
I feel so.so.sooo depressed reading this
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TheBatUp2Bat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am deeply saddened to know about your father's passing. My blessings and condolences for you and your family. I am willing to help you in your time of need. Keep your hopes up high and your head down low. ~Astro
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Agnyciukas Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I can't donate you or something like that, but I can support you with words. I am so sorry for your dad... And I am sure that people will help you  FREE Cutie Mark Crusaders animated icon 
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Deelfinoiy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are a student, some universities offer emergency loans!! I know mine does. I have used student loans to get through college and it is honestly a good option until you can get up on your feet. ^^

Everything will work itself out. :heart:
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Mike-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My inbox is cluttered that I only saw this journal now.


I'm so sorry, Dawn. :( My condolences. I wish you and your family all what's best. 
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:iconrainbowdash10124:
rainbowdash10124 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Artist
Cute Foxy and Bonnie Chat Icon 
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
I hope everything is getting better for your family. Sorry for your loss.
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:iconvazquezg19:
VazquezG19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss, and I send my condolences. nomnomnommy 
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:iconbinkyt11:
Binkyt11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I send all of my condolences to you and your family. I hope that everything goes on your favor. :heart:
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:iconoinktweetstudios:
OinkTweetStudios Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Best of luck to you and hoping that your able to have your life stable soon Hug 
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:iconartsplasher:
ArtSplasher Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*huggles you tightly*
It'll be okay <3 We'll see you through this difficult time, the people around you too~ So don't worry so much, kay? It will be okay, things will get better (-w-)
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:iconopalshade:
OpalShade Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My condolences for the loss.
I'm afraid I am not in the position right now to help you out. But I shared this journal and other information about this on my mlp fanpage on facebook and hope that somepony of our followers can help you /)
Also, I'll do an art spam of your work later today which might also help you to get more supporters :)
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:iconmikanchan:
Mikanchan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
I will try to help you too. Let me go over to what you do, sweety.
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:iconprincessrobocop:
PrincessRobocop Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-hugs- im gonna make a journal about this
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:iconhirundoarvensis:
HirundoArvensis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry, myself I am living only thanks to my boyfriend and am a full-time student as well.
I will make a journal, the only thing I can do.
... Good luck, I hope you'll manage to stay alive and well *hugs*
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DeathPaladin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
If I had the ability to, I would be donating in a heartbeat. But I have my own financial problems. Namely losing my job in April and still having to pay almost $300 a month for medical insurance so I can afford the medications I require to be functional enough to hold a job, not counting the cost of medicine itself.

I know it's probably little comfort, but...you just got added to my prayer list.
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Can't imagine what you're feeling now, I've never lost someone that close to me but I know how it feels when the money dries up I'd like to help in any way I can
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Sparkshot11 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
// Huggles.
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:iconmasao114:
Masao114 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
:huggle:
I'm so sorry for your loss, Celebi.
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:iconscootashy74:
ScootaShy74 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Hugs*
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kyuubinaruto18 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I contributed 20 dollars. Best wishes. :hug:
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:iconelgregorpl:
elgregorPL Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Recently I lost three members of my family. Don't give up, even if it's hard. Eventually it'll be better. :)
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:iconroyaltwilight:
RoyalTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss.... I know how you feel, especially since I literally just lost my own.
I know you don't know me, but if you need comfort, I'm always here. :heart:
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:iconlightyearpig:
lightyearpig Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconncmares: led me here. (hugs)
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:iconthatzeldaotaku:
thatzeldaotaku Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Stay strong! Things will get better! Heart 
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:iconlastoftheknights:
Lastoftheknights Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear that. Stay strong. My deepest sympathies for you and your family. 
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:iconmystic-lulamoon:
Mystic-Lulamoon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
I'm sorry to hear tragic news here. Not only with your father passing, but with the financial troubles you're facing too. You'll have my condolences, and hope that you'll make it through this with your family with the tough times.
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Aeon-Silence Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll see what I can do. But I can't promise anything.
Sense I'm in the middle of a crisis myself.
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:icon22xander:
22xander Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. I want to help so much, but financially I'm not really in any situation. I'm sorry. I wish I could help some other way.
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Writer
I'm so so sorry for your loss...
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:iconxargos32:
xargos32 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
I'm just seeing this now. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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EpitomeOfEpicness Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
There's no shame or wrong in asking for help when you need it. I'm very sorry for your loss and will donate what I can. Please stay in touch with all of us, and stay strong. <3
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:icontrekatu:
trekatu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'll attempt to help by spreading the word..sorry I can't help more (because I too do not have a job)
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:iconkrash42:
Krash42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very sorry for your loss, best wishes to you
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:iconhuntern05:
hunterN05 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences Celebi, so sorry for your loss )/;n; )/
TAKE MAH HUGS!
:iconsupertighthugplz:
AND THIS LINK!
huntern05.deviantart.com/journ…
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:iconwirlog:
Wirlog Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
There's a song which the lyric says "the good guys die". It is a really powerful phrase but the rest of the song gives strength for that.
I hope you and your brother are strong enough to overcome this situation because there's no easy mode in life.
Don't cry, just smile and keep going!! I'll support as much as I can and a person with your talent will succeed.
¡Nunca te rindas!
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Trixie-J-Lulamoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can support for the time. But I'm not sure how long I can go. I'm sorry if I cut support in a couple of months. :(
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zyr1987 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I only just heard about this through Ask Majesty Incarnate. I can emphasize, through, having lost my dad back in August, when thieves broke into his home and killed him because he saw their faces. I don't have much to give, but I have offered what I can, month to month.
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Colonel-Majora-777 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very, very sorry for your loss. I am unfortunately low on cash right now, but i can certainly spread the word. i'll link to this entry through my journal.
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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
I'd glady help a friend in need, but sadly I'm in kind of the same desperate financial situation as you. "being able to pay bills and afford meals is important", that right there, I'm struggling with that right now too, and I don't know for how long I'll be able to keep living under a roof. So unfortunately I can't help financially :/ I definitely would if I had a stable situation though.

I want you to know that I'm really empathic with your loss and your situation. Let me at least help you shoulder that sadness. Words may be powerless in cases like these, but I'll still express my feelings and say what I can. Stand strong, seek strength to keep moving in your "important things", it can be Passion, this community, friends, anything. Don't let this great ordeal get you down, and let me know if I can help with anything other than financially. You seem to be holding up by the sound of this journal, but, well, just in case, I wanted to say that. Lots of friends from this community are here for you and will always be. It's time for us to give something back to you for all that you've given us.

Best Wishes, and again, stand strong! *hugs*
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:iconkilierqueen:
kilIerqueen Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awful. As someone who's living in a family where my dad is the only provider, I couldn't imagine losing him. I'm the oldest sibling and I'm only 14, and I have 3 siblings, so he has to pay for allot of our future education and stuff. 

Keep your chin up, things will work out okay somehow. Things only start to crumble when you lose courage.

Edit: I've asked my favourite famous pony artists to see if they can spread the word!
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:iconethansawyer:
EthanSawyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm sorry for your loss. Good luck with your future endeavours.
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:iconlaszl:
Laszl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
I'm really sorry for your loss. Best of wishes!
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:iconamateur-artist-163:
Amateur-Artist-163 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I send you only the best wishes.
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:iconauradrak:
AuraDrak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
SHARE IT!  SHARE IT TO THE WORLD!
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:iconketsuekicrow:
KetsuekiCrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I am so sorry that this has happened to you. ): I send my best wishes.
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Swissair171 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Celebi-Yoshi, you have my deepest sympathies.
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asylum1388 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My sympathies.
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